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Flowerdale, Temple House

House (Period Unassigned), Presbytery (Post Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Flowerdale, Temple House

Classification House (Period Unassigned), Presbytery (Post Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Flowerdale House Policies; Old Temple House

Canmore ID 11957

Site Number NG87NW 4

NGR NG 814 753

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Gairloch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NG87NW 4 814 753

The old Temple House at Flowerdale (NG 814 753) where Alastair Breac (alive in the early 17th century) seems to have sometimes lived, is a modernised dwelling. 'No doubt a great part of the wall is ancient.' The present occupier, a head-gardener and forester, says that the style of the windows and entrance when he first remembers the house, gave probability to the tradition that it was originally a church or temple of worship. It may have been the residence of the priest or priests of Gairloch church before the Reformation.

J H Dixon 1886.


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